Stunning! The arrow returns but returns stronger and with more accuracy. I am hitting my marks! Surprised I am. Always, upon rest and recreation, I return with greater insight and acuity. This should not be surprising. It makes me question my normal, daily habits. Is there an optimum manner to approach art-making? What is the best relationship between rest and activity to acquire maximum insight? The problem is this: I like routine! I enjoy showing up in the studio. I enjoy asking questions and looking for answers. However, as yesterday's success illustrates, solutions may not come easily through unmitigated, daily effort. Internalization is necessary. Internalization is a full brain activity; it takes time. Percolation! The painting Along for the Ride ain't done yet!
A huge indicator of my internal life, unfettered and unconscious, is the stuff you see before you today. Actually, you see it in everything I make. Ideas spill from a place in my subconscious. I have an internal life, active and more interesting than what I have seen and know. The growth of my art, its depth, its sophistication, its reference to a world and to history bigger than mine, is astoundingly reliable. I walk into the studio everyday and get surprised. This is one great reason to return, day, after day, after day...
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